A History of Texas and Texans Volume 5, PT. 2

A History of Texas and Texans Volume 5, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...composed of the counties of llouston, Andcisoii and llciidcrson, and after serving as such for one term rcsigneil and I'esumcd private practice. llc is one of the distiiignislicd Masons of the state, iind had the honor of serving as grand master of the (lrand Lodge of Texas, A. 1." 8: A..t., in 1896 iind 1897, he at that time being one of the yoiiiigcst men to e'cr hold this position in Texas. The paternal _rr: iiidfiitlier of Royal R. Watkins, Richard Ovei-ton Watkins, was born near Clarksville, on the (7iiiiibei'lniiil rivcr. 'l'euiiessce, .larch 31, 1816. III 1833 he came to Texas with his father, Capt. Jesse Wiitltins, and fznnily, loi-ating first near Clnrksville, in the Red river country, but ii short time later renioving to Nacogiloi-lies. lie was a minister of the Cumberland Presbytcriaii church, and had the distinction of being the first Protcstaiit preacher to be ordained in the Republic of Texas, this occurring at a meeting of the rarious organized interests engaged in that industry than any other man in Texas. It was Mr. lletlin who in 1896 took the lead in organizing the Texas Cotton Seed Crushers Association, and in 1398 a: -sistcd in organizing the Iiitcr-State Cotton Seed t_'rusheis Assoeintioii. Mr. Hetlin for several ye: ii."i served as vice president of the Texas Aisocizitioii, and accepted the presidency in 1908, and was vice prcsidi-iii of the.liitcr-State Association in 1910 and elected l!l'l'.'lllt'llt in 1911. While a pioneer in the exporting and iiianiifacture of cotton seed products, Mr. llcfliii's iiillucnco has extended far beyond the range of his individual iiitcrcsts, large as they are, and besides his olliciul connection with the larger organiration just mentioned, has used his...show more

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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 553g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934091
  • 9781236934093